Mark Young

About Author:
Once upon a time, Mark Young was a film critic for a student newspaper at the University of Chicago, where his greatest accomplishment was being so late for a screening that he ran into a theater and collided with Roger Ebert. Today Mark lives and works in New York City, where he blogs reviews of films shown at his local Movie Klub. He loves to get feedback on his reviews, and the quickest way into his good graces is to reference the filmography of Jim Kelly. His first novel, THE QUESTION BLADE, is now available in the Apple iBookstore and the Kindle Store.

Website: http://movieklubny.wordpress.com

Michael Ironside: Canadian Badass

Michael Ironside: Canadian Badass

Amongst Americans such as myself, there is a certain stereotype about our neighbors to the north. There’s a belief that Canadians are, for lack of…

Tribeca Diary: The Big Finish

Tribeca Diary: The Big Finish

The Tribeca Film Festival of 2015 closed the books on Sunday as it always does, with a day full of screenings of the prize-winning films.…

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

TriBeCa Diary, The Home Stretch: Sad Arnold

Although your humble correspondent missed three days of TriBeCa films in a row due to a back injury, there was no way he could miss…

Tribeca Diary, Days Four and Five: Nightmares

Tribeca Diary, Days Four and Five: Nightmares

The big opening at Tribeca on Sunday was Henry Hobson’s Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first indie role, as a father in a zombie-style…

Tribeca Diary, Day Three: The Master, the Wolf and the Rabbit

Tribeca Diary, Day Three: The Master, the Wolf and the Rabbit

  As beautiful spring weather moves into New York City for the first time this year, the lines for TriBeCa movies only get longer. And,…

Tribeca Diary, Day Two: An ace, a three, and a Jack

Tribeca Diary, Day Two: An ace, a three, and a Jack

Friday’s films at Tribeca 2015 is a fine example of why this year’s festival lineup is so strong. There are some years where Tribeca features…

Tribeca Diary, Day One: Starving the Irish and Taking Molly with the Democrats

Tribeca Diary, Day One: Starving the Irish and Taking Molly with the Democrats

The Tribeca Film Festival began on Wednesday night with the premiere of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen’s documentary about the history of Saturday Night…

‘Into the Wind’ paints a fine picture of a great Canadian underdog

‘Into the Wind’ paints a fine picture of a great Canadian underdog

Best of Canadian Cinema

At one point in the ESPN Films documentary Into the Wind, one of the interviewees says that Canada rallied behind Terry Fox because Canada lacked…

‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ plays beautifully in an unreal space

‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ plays beautifully in an unreal space

Once upon a time, there was a Japanese woman who watched the movie Fargo. The movie begins with a title card pronouncing, “THIS IS A…

‘The Last Five Years’ is a sometimes-moving mix of bitter and sweet

‘The Last Five Years’ is a sometimes-moving mix of bitter and sweet

Singing was Kendrick's first claim to fame: she started acting in New York at age 10 and received a Tony nomination at 12. Every ounce…

‘Inherent Vice’ suffers only against Paul Thomas Anderson’s past work

‘Inherent Vice’ suffers only against Paul Thomas Anderson’s past work

P.T. Anderson Week Spotlight

It’s not just that Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies tend to defy any one genre description; it's that, often, it seems as if the writer-director is…

‘The Babadook’ is among the great horror films

‘The Babadook’ is among the great horror films

Like all of the great horror films, Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' possess a primal, timeless quality, equally appropriate for the eras of the rotary-dial telephone…

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